Unlike Haloooo...I do enjoy talking about this stuff, but in the context of gaming, I have a hard time believing the PS3 has 400% more capability in the console...what's that in terms of quality, actual photo-realistic models?...I don't think current ps3 look 400% better than the ps2 game before it...time will tell, but I watch the demo of killzone, and while the game is nice looking...errr....not even close.
Haloooo is right about having a powerful beast of a machine...this isn't a drag race...it's a business, and the one who can do it cheaper and sell more wins...The Gensis was the better console...lost....so was the Sega Saturn...remember Neo Geo? To this day, I'll say it again and again, Sony overreached with the PS3, and it squandered a critical advantage that it might never get back. It let M$ get it's foot in the door, and they basically recharged Nintendo (the tradition console power) with the Wii.
I agree completely. Improvements from here on out will largely be through the cleverness of the teams developing the games, and not about the power of the console's CPU or GPU at all, really.
For all practical purposes, the X360 and the PS3 on equal footing. We could argue forever about the advantages of each architecture over the other, and in the end, those differences will be completely overshadowed by the design decisions, and skill, of the teams making the games on them.
yup.what it boil's down to anyway the skill of the developer, and the performance of the Machine is pretty much a a guide line on what the machine is capable of .with Time, experience and IDEAS you want to impliment in the project. ie: game's, than you have result's.Not everyone may not like your result's. but there is Alway's room for Improvement.
this generation will have none of the consoles as what people may term as a "FAILURE" because this generation, each Console by
Will generate more profit's than the previous generation console
why because each console this generation has more "revenue" streams for each Companies Console than that conpanies console had last generation. because of Simply online distribution alone has many thing's for each company to generate revenue.
ALL the system's have online network, that sale, software, and esp. with Sony and Microsoft movies for rent, and buy with Sony's network,Placement ADVERTISEMENT for other companies on their network's. XBOXLIVE,HOME, Nintendo. for Sony just with Blu-Ray alone, there are many "revenue" stream's that Sony can get.
haveing a lower Market share is alway's a Bad thing no doubt about that Companies all want the most market share they can get.
but on the same token Each company will generate more money this generation in their market share than they did last time.
Maybe more revenue, but I have serious doubts about the PS3 generating more profits...that's part of the ps3's problems....the ps2! The console was SO dominate, and such a seller (it's STILL selling!), that the ps3 total pales in comparison from a financial standpoint. It's a testament to the great job Sony did on developing the console, but it sets a tough act to follow. Even with all of its technical challenges, the xbox 360 has totally blown away the original xbox (which was a technically solid platform) in performance as a marketable product. M$ did a pretty darn good job making it easy to program for the console, and they are probably going to make it even easier in the next console. Without the headaches of making an operating system that is flexible to handle a ton of options, the xbox OS is extremely slick, and whereas M$ stumbled on Vista, they nailed it on Xbox 360. This has probably contributed to some developers getting "lazy" on pushing the 360, but when you compare Gears of War to Gears of War 2...you see that the 360 has ALOT of room to expand, and I'm sure there's a simple example in Resistance to Resistance 2.
if you have doubt's about The PS3 generating more profit's than the PS2...i can see what you are saying, but you cannot point out the ps2,xbox,game cube era to these new machine's because, unlike the prev. generation there is more income stream's per console this time than last.
example: just with Sony
for every Blu-Ray disc blank sold to other OEM's, or software published on a blu-ray disc's, Sony recieve's a cut or the blu-ray diode sold to OEM's ,also blu-ray optical drive's to OEM's.sony is also a major holder of licences in the Blu-Ray consortium. now also take in the fact that 24 publisher's have also signed up to the PSN:network, and that may be for not only the psn:store but for the PSN:HOME also. and they are there to sell content, or ad space,Movie sold, rented on the PSN:store, music,ONLINE GAMES that can be sold to the PSP or PS3 user. ad in user created content also.product promotion's. etc.
this generation xbox360
has many form's of profit streams. xboxlive, Rented movie's, rented ad space, product promotion's , online game's sale's and game's sold at retail.user created content.
has also online profit stream's, wii chan., ad space, game distributed online, product promotion, game products like new controller's, game's sold at retail.
firmware updates also give's a great bonus to the system's by adding feature's and fixing problem's
that's one of the big advantages this generation compared to last ..more profit stream's per system